Using soundscapes to feel the pulse of tropical forests
How do you measure the changing bio-diversity of tropical forests as logging and land clearances take place around the world? It's expensive to mount field expeditions. So could using microphones to monitor and record the sounds of forests be the answer? Dr Zuzana Burivalova of Princeton University is doing just that in a pilot study recording the changing environment in a forest in Borneo.
(Picture: Rainforest along a river in Borneo, Malaysia. Credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images)